Cover title: The Daily Office : Morning and Evening Prayer : Services for Noonday and Close of Day : Daily Devotions.
"The Study and the Orders of Service contained in this Book were prepared by The Standing Liturgical Commission of The Episcopal Church as part of the program of Prayer Book Revision authorized by the General Convention of 1967". -- title-page.
"Copyright 1970 by Charles Mortimer Guilbert as Custodian of the Standard Book of Common Prayer." -- verso of t.-p.
Includes bibliographical references.
"The first major attempt since 1928 to revise the Daily Offices was made by the Standing Liturgical Commission in 1957 with the publication of 'Prayer Book Studies VI' entitled 'Morning and Evening Prayer'. Since then, the process of liturgical revision has gathered momentum throughout the Anglican Communion and in all Christian Churches. .... The Drafting Committee on the Daily Offices was constituted as follows: The Reverend Charles W.F. Smith ... Chairman." -- Preface.
"The Standing Liturgical Commission presents for the Church's consideration two versions of the Daily Office, one in contemporary English, the other in the language of the Prayer Book and the Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Each version is a single form intended for both the morning and the evening Office. In addition, new services are provided for use at noonday and at the close of the day, and short forms for use by families or individuals praying alone". -- Intro., p. 5.
Contents: Preface / Chilton Powell, Chairman of the Standing Liturgical Commission [and other members] -- I. Introduction -- Notes -- Notes on the ICEt (International Consultation on English Texts) -- II. Morning and Evening Prayer -- 1. First Order -- 2. Second Order -- 3. Additional Directions and Suggestions -- 4. Music for Preces and Suffrages -- 5. Invitatory Antiphons -- 6. Sentences for Seasons and Other Occasions -- 7. Canticles and Hymns -- III. Prayer at Noonday -- IV. Prayer at Close of Day -- V. Daily Devotions -- 1. At Morning -- 2. At Noon -- 3. At Close of Day.